View Full Version : Snider Butt-plate

11-15-2016, 01:34 PM

I am new to the BP community and have started with a Snider Rifle. I have decided to do some work on it during the winter including some minor stock work. The Snider has a brass butt-plate that I wish to remove. One screw is out (but the tip is broken) but the other two are in stripped holes, the screws turn but don't move and since they're at right angles to one another I can't gently pull the plate.. So I am unsure how to get those two screws out without destroying them. I was wondering if any of the more experienced shooters might have an idea before I start doing things.

I would attach a pic but have no web-host for pictures at the moment to link.


11-15-2016, 01:58 PM
You can post pics here without a web host if you wish.

11-16-2016, 11:28 AM
"...screws turn but don't move..." Needle nosed pliers and gently turn and pull. Then fill the holes with saw dust enhanced epoxy and re-drill.
The other screw's tip may have been flat to start with. Trigger guard screws are. Some Brit parts were like that. Enfield screws were. Anyway, Epp's or Western Gun Parts for replacement screws.